Posts Tagged ‘Blowout’

Last night’s 138-100 loss to the Golden State Warriors was so dismal, I’ve decided not to post video highlights. The children would be scared. Here’s all you need to know about the game:

1. The Raptors gave up a franchise-record 84 points in the first half. Eighty-four points.

2. When coach Jay Triano asked Julian Wright to go into the game in the third quarter, Wright refused. And can you really blame him? What would you say if you were at Waterloo and Napoleon said, “hey, wanna join in?”

3. Andrea Bargnani continued to set the defensive standard for the team, hauling in a total of zero rebounds.

 

Andrea Bargnani tries to get a rebound by...not reaching for it. Photo from thestar.com.

Note to Andrea Bargnani: You are seven feet tall. You should probably have collected more than the zero rebounds you picked up in yesterday’s game. In order to grab a rebound, it is necessary to reach for the ball. In the photo above, I can see that you’re trying to use the force in order to will the ball out of Al Thornton’s hands. This is an interesting approach, but I would recommend putting the Jedi technique aside for a couple games, in favour of the good ol’ fashioned “jump and grab the damn thing” method, which has proven itself over the ages.

Friendly travel advice from the Toronto Raptors: Do you find it difficult to pack for long trips? Are you always packing too much and getting dinged for extra baggage fees at the airport? If so, take some advice from the Raptors; leave that clunky defence at home and lighten the load on your next road trip. You’ll feel much less encumbered, and will have more time to see the sights, watch the opposing team grab rebounds over you, and watch people speed down the lane for uncontested dunks.

Last night the Raps, locked in a battle with five other teams to see who can allow the most points per game, made a bold statement, losing by a whopping 33 points to the Denver Nuggets.

At about 1:25 in this video, I thought for a second that DeMar Derozan was about to chase down Nene for a Lebron-style sneak-up-from-behind block…and then he just kept running, right off the court, as if he wished he could run all the way home.

Would you blame him if he did?

The Orlando Magic held a practice today, but to make it seem more realistic than a normal practice, they invited the Raptors instead of using the standard pylons.

Final score: Orlando 112, Toronto 72.

For those of you who are as good at math as the Raptors are at scoring, that’s FORTY POINTS. Ouch.